Simple Hummus
Chocolate Hummus
Pumpkin Hummus
Avocado Hummus
Banana Hummus

Simple Hummus

1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained and liquid reserved

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 Tbsp. olive oil

2 teas. ground cumin

½ teas. salt

Combine the garbanzo beans, garlic. cumin, salt and olive oil in a blender or food processor.  Blend on low speed and gradually add the reserved bean liquid until the desired consistency is achieved.  Transfer to covered bowl and chill before serving.

Recipe makes 4 servings  Estimated WW Smart points 1 per serving

Chocolate Hummus

1 5 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

3 Tbsp. cocoa powder

½ cup maple syrup

¼ cup water, as needed

½ teas. ground cinnamon

½ teas. salt

2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted

¼ teas. vanilla extract

Combine the garbanzo beans, cocoa powder, cinnamon, maple syrup, salt, coconut oil and vanilla in a blender or food processer and blend until smooth.  Slowly add water while continuing to process until the mixture reaches desired consistency. Transfer to covered bowl and chill.

Recipe makes 6 servings  Estimated WW Smart points 7 per serving

Pumpkin Hummus

2 15 oz. cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree

2 Tbsp. tahini paste

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

2 teas. olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teas. ground cumin

½ teas. cayenne pepper

¾ teas. salt

Combine the lemon juice, tahini paste, garlic and salt in a blender or food processor and pulse until combined.  Add the garbanzo beans and olive oil and pulse until smooth. Add the pumpkin puree, cumin and cayenne pepper and process until well blended.  Transfer to a covered bowl and chill before serving.

Recipe makes 16 servings  Estimated WW Smart points 0 per serving

Avocado Hummus

1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled

2 15 oz. cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

½ cup low-fat yogurt

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 Tbsp. lemon juice

3 Tbsp. tahini paste

½ teas. cumin

½ teas. salt

Place beans and garlic in a blender or food processer and puree.  Add the lemon juice, tahini paste, yogurt, avocado, salt and cumin and blend until mixture reaches desired consistency.  Transfer to a covered bowl and chill before serving.

Recipe makes 8 servings  Estimated WW Smart points 3 per serving

Banana Hummus

1 ripe banana, mashed

1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

1 Tbsp. tahini paste

1 Tbsp. garlic, minced

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

½ teas. ground cinnamon

¼ teas. cumin

¼ teas. chili powder

Dash of ground cloves

Dash of ground ginger

Dash of ground nutmeg

¼ cup water, or as needed

Combine the garbanzo beans, banana, tahini paste, garlic, lemon juice, cinnamon, cumin, chili powder, cloves, ginger and nutmeg in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  Slowly add water while blending until mixture reaches desired consistency. Transfer to covered bowl and chill until serving.

Recipe makes 12 servings  Estimated WW Smart points 0 per serving